I never thought I would become addicted to Twitter. A year ago when I first looked at it, it seemed lame, but in the interest of technology research, I gave it a go. It wasn't my thing.
And then a few months back, I gave it another chance, and it became my thing. I use iGoogle, and had a gadget that updated twitter without having to go to the website. Worked well, as I could check what was going on and 10 seconds later, move on with my life. It was a good system. It was my sanity breaks at work, as I dont have a lot in common with the people I work with. It wasnt a thing I hung out for, more just a way of keeping some sanity in a workforce where most people are 25 or more years older than myself.
And then yesterday I went to look at it, and it was gone. Twitter was blocked. It had been sent to the same place as Facebook, YouTube and eBay. The blackhole that IT control, never to be seen by us commoners again. And I missed it. I didnt miss it enough to check it on my iPhone during the day, but I still missed it.
Now, I understand the reasoning behind its block, its hardly work productive, has no relation to our work, blah blah blah. Same reasons given for everything else that has been blocked. And I can see the logic in it. But, and there is always a but, smoking doesnt have anything to do with our work. Nor does drinking coffee in the kitchen. Or going and chatting to a friend in another department for half an hour. Or reading the local newspaper. But those things are allowed. And I rarely do any of those during the day, but Twitter is different? I am pretty darn sure I spend less time reading twitter of a daytime than some people in my office spend outside smoking...
But, thats just the way the world roles I guess. IT have the power, and well, I don't...yet!Pin It